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Jimmy Kimmel Is Thinking About Retirement

Jimmy Kimmel Is Thinking About Retirement

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel covers Variety‘s new issue!

Here’s what the 49-year-old talk show host had to share with the mag:

On the possibility of retirement in 2019: “I know I will do the show for another three years. It’s possible that will be it. My wife’s pregnant. At a certain point, I’d like to have a little more free time. I have very little free time as it is….I think this job is a grind, and best-case scenario, a marathon. I want to go out on my own terms. If I ever feel like we’re repeating ourselves, I think it’s a good indication that it’s time.”

On possibly not being the first choice of Oscars host: “I assumed there was a long list of people they asked before me…I fully interrogated [Oscars producers] Mike [de Luca] and Jennifer [Todd], and they swear it’s not true. If anyone was asked before me, my guess would be Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.”

On the tragic deaths in 2016: “One thing I can promise: This is going to be the greatest ‘In Memoriam’ in Oscar history. Kudos to God’s booker, because he or she really scored this year.”

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Credit: Art Streiber/Variety
Posted to: Jimmy Kimmel, Magazine

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  • qiq

    Noooooooooo what am I going to do without Kimmel-Damon feud?!?!!!!! I guess I will have to survive… but kudos to him for wanting to spend more time with family.

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  • Seen From Here

    Kimmel has a mean streak, particularly toward children, that’s disturbing and should not be allowed to continue. His Halloween prank on children is cruel. The parents who comply appear ignorant of the depth of pain they are causing their own children. I’ve read tragic regrets from some parents who later discovered they’d scared their child for life. Kimmel’s twisted cruelty should not have a platform. His retirement would be a relief. His show is not worth the pain he frequently causes. I no longer watch him because I will not support Kimmel’s child abuse. When someone feels pleasure from hurting others it’s anti-social behavior, perhaps even sadism.